As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
at-rið Old Norse word can mean:
- now atriði, n.
- 1. = atreið, movement, in the phrase, hann hafði allt eitt atriðit, he did both things at once, in the twinkling of an eye, Grett. 95 new Ed.
- 2. a gramm. term in the compd atriðs-klauf, f. probably = ασύνδετον, Edda (Ht.) 124, cp. Ed. Havn. ii. 154, cp. Skálda 193; atrið would thus mean a word, sentence. It is now very freq. in the form atriði, n. in a metaph. sense, the chief point in a sentence, or a part, paragraph, and used in many compds. Atriðr, m. is one of the poët. names of Odin, the wise (?).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏ-ᚱᛁᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)